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A Guide to Analyzing Forestry Profit Potential

Introduction
“How can I make money from my forestland?” is is a common question that many landowners ask. In difficult economic times, forest assets are seen as a potential source of additional income; however, timber prices may …

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Backyard Bird Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bird feeding is a hobby that over 62 million Americans enjoy. Alabama boasts a diverse gathering of bird species, making bird feeding an especially popular activity in the state.
Birds
Just as the seasons chang…

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The Virginia Opossum: Our Only Native Marsupial

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), also known as possum, is an animal that can be both a benefit and a nuisance to landowners. Known widely for playing dead when frightened, the opossum is a creature with a unique place among Alab…

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Managing White-tailed Deer: Camera Surveys

Landowners and hunters continually seek new tools, information, and techniques for managing white-tailed deer on their properties. One technique that has grown quite popular is the use of game cameras to conduct surveys of local deer herd…

14 min read

Prescribed Fires: Great Tool for Land Management

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Wildlife managers often promote the use of prescribed fires, a great tool for landscape management. This tool serves a multitude of beneficial purposes for both the land and landowner.

Fire was historically used…

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Forest Roads and Construction of Associated Water Diversion Devices

The importance of forest roads and consideration of their proper design is frequently neglected by forest landowners. Some forests such as wilderness areas and other forests managed on a custodial management regime do not permit or require …

6 min read

Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While recent rains are welcome, they did not completely break the drought impacting much of the state. Wildfires remain possible, according to a spokesperson for a USDA Forest Service team on the ground in Alabama….

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Identification of Snakes in Alabama for Forest Workers

As a forest worker in the Southeast, you are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife while on the job.  The ability to identify snakes while in the forest – venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes – is important for a number of …

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) issued a statewide fire alert during the week of Sept. 25. Permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Fores…

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Hummingbirds in Alabama

Hummingbirds are fun to watch and easy to attract by using feeders or by planting flowers in your yard. Feeders are inexpensive and easy to maintain. Hummingbird watching can be exciting and fun-filled activity for the whole family.
Hummin…

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Flanking Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses flanking fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed…

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Introduction to Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, provides on introduction to prescribed fire ignition techniques. A prescribed fire is a fire set intentionally to achieve certain…

1 min read

Point Source Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses point source fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescr…

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Using Trail Cameras this Deer Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Thanks to today’s technology, trail cameras are an asset to most deer hunters. These cameras serve a multitude of purposes as hunting season is fast approaching.

“Trail cameras are a great way for hunters to…

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Backing Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses backing fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed …

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